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I had the exciting opportunity to lend a few words for this article, published yesterday:

The Catholic Church desperately needs artists.
Mary Rezac, Catholic News Agency

It’s no secret that the Michaelangelos of the Church seem to be few and far between in this age, where some modern churches more closely resemble spaceships than houses of God, church bulletin design seems to be stuck in the 1980s, and some church choirs consist of two people who’ve never taken a music lesson.

However, a slow but sure movement towards rediscovering the importance of art and beauty seems to be afoot in the Catholic Church.

What do you think?

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One comment

  1. I think this is absolutely true, and likewise true of other denominations. The Pentecostal-leaning denominations (thinking here of the vineyard church, Saddleback etc) appear to have a small but robust program to make the visual arts part of ministry, though it tends to take the form of using art in prayer and outreach and less in terms of designing spaces. It would be interesting to know if this is a denominational difference or a more modern shift.

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